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Celebrating Umstead State Park since 1934!

New Mountain Bike & Pedestrian Park at RDU

11/21/2022 7:50 PM | Anonymous

On November 21, 2022, the Wake County Commissioners approved a proposed new mountain bike trail park on a 151-acre tract known as “286 East” located to the east of Haley’s branch and to the west of the East Coast Greenway (aka Old Reedy Creek Road). Their proposal must be approved by the Raleigh Durham Airport Authority (RDUAA) Board at their upcoming December 15 meeting.

Wake County’s proposal includes:

  • No fence along Halley’s Branch,
  • 10-year lease with renewal options
  • 180-day “claw-back” by RDUAA
  • Funding partners of the Towns of Morrisville and Cary
  • Very importantly, no tie to the proposed Wake Stone Quarry
RDUAA had asked the County to pick up an additional $360,000/year if the quarry denial was upheld, but the County Commissioners refused (again, thanks for the public outcry!)

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